Friday, 26 February 2010

Living in the Internet of Things

There's a talk on the 4th March in Bristol that should be interesting. Well, I would think so because I suggested that it happen. Rob van Kranenburg is coming to talk about Living in the Internet of Things, looking at the potential impact of the "near invisible network of radio frequency identification tags (RFID) [that] is being deployed on many consumer items. These chips can connect to the Internet in an instant, creating a global network of physical objects or the 'internet of things'. Is this the ultimate convenience in supply-chain management, the ultimate tool in future surveillance, or the real enabler for a grassroot local new politics?"

Tickets are £6.50 full, £5.00 concessions.

The following day Rob is participating in a one-day symposium, Pervasive/Invasive, at the Digital Cultures Research Centre which will be a day of presentation and discussion on ethical issues around pervasive media. The aim of the day will be to develop some principles for consideration by designers and application developers. Outcomes of the day will be appearing on the DCRC website, and I will put links to any publications here too.

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